[ Seminar Stage Program ]
February 13 February 14 February 15
Seminar Stage Program
Hall 8

Seats: 250 *No pre-registration needed. Please come directly to the venue.
*Contents may be changed without prior notice.

February 13
10:10 a.m.-11:20 a.m. SMTS Speaks 
"Impermanence in the Field of Distribution"
Kiyoshi Yokoyama
Chairman, National Supermarket Association of Japan CEO, ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED
11:40 a.m.-2:00 p.m. SMTS & Nikkei Innovation Forum 
Exploring the Creation of Business Opportunities, Discussing Innovation in the Food Distribution Industry
Yo Tanaka
Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.
Megumi Ushikubo
Generation/trend critic
CEO, Infinity inc.
Masahiro Matsuoka
Co-president, Frontier Management Inc.
Akira Otsuka
Program Director, Retail Management Program of Japan, Cornell University
Future Store "NOW" Promotion Council Facilitator
2:30 p.m.-4:10 p.m.  Delicatessen Trade Show 2019 Organizer’s Project 
Bento and Prepared Meal Awards
Part 114:30~15:10
Bento and Prepared Meal Awards Ceremony
Yukio Yamori
Chairperson, Bento and Prepared Meal Awards Executive committee
Professor, Mukogawa Women’s University
Director, Institute for World Health Development
Part 215:10~16:10
Lecture- Delicatessen Study
"Next boom in half a year! Delicatessen product development report"
Hiromi Hayashi
Principal, Japan Foodservice Specialty School
February 14
10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Lecture  
Supermarket White Paper 2019 Part 1
Supermarket Industry in 2019
  • Institutional changes and amendments to the laws surrounding the industry
    Yasuhiro Shimahara
    Secretary-General, National Supermarket Association of Japan
  • Consumption trends as seen by macro/micro data
    Yoshiyuki Nakazono
    Associate Professor, Yokohama City University
  • Summary and future outlook
    Shigeaki Niitsu
    Professor, Takachiho University Graduate School
    Yuichiro Mori
    Director of Business Policy Dept., CCC Marketing Co.,Ltd.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 
Supermarket White Paper 2019 Part 2
What is the Vision of Future Relationship Building with Customers in Supermarkets?
Takashi Kon
Executive Officer, Director of Buiness Promotion Dept., INTAGE Inc.
Kuninobu Nakaoka
CEO, Research and Innovation Co.,Ltd.
Ryu Kamimoto
Senior Evangelist, ipoca Inc.
Makoto Muto
Managing Executive Officer, Bell Marketing Service, Inc.
1:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Lecture
Productivity improvement study meeting
"Case Presentation of Quality Improvement at Supermarkets"
Presentation of operation improvement etc. by quality improvement project members (Member of National Supermarket Association of Japan).
3:40 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Lecture
Response to Reduced Tax Rate System in Supermarkets
Hiroyuki Kato
Deputy Director of the Indirect Tax Policy Division, Indirect Tax Policy Division, Tax Bureau, Ministry of Finance
February 15
10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Lecture
New Values and Product Approach of the Millennial Generation
~ Learning from global food trends ~
Joe Tanaka
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Supermarket Examination Food Label Manager Examination
Part 1  
Award ceremony for food label manager examination 2018
Advanced levele examination high achievers

Part 2  
Lecture "Food label to protect life 2019"
~ Learning about the key points of proper labeling from cases of health hazard due to inappropriate food display ~
Koji Yamaguchi
Visiting Researcher, National Supermarket Association of Japan
Food Label Manager Examination Committee Member
Chairman, Food Label Investigation Committee
HACCP Examiner
1:10 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Lecture
Toward the Activation of "Inhabited Outlying Border Islands"
Cabinet Office / Nagasaki Prefecture and others
2:40 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
Supermarket Examination Checker Proficiency Examination
Part 1  
Award ceremony for checker proficiency examination 2018 Grade 1 examination high achievers

Part 2  
Lecture "The key to cultivating proactive staff members and reforming working styles"
~ Changes and trends of young people as seen from university lectures ~
Miki Sasano
National Supermarket Association of Japan Checker Proficiency Examination Judge
Lecturer, Department of Economics, Osaka University of Economics

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